Norfolk homicide suspect arrested after four years in hiding

Montrell Davis booking photo (Courtesy: NPD)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk detectives have been searching for Montrell Davis for more than four years. The manhunt ended Monday.

Davis, aka “Lil Trell,” was wanted for a fatal shooting on August 25, 2011. The victim, 19-year-old Kameron Collier, was shot during an incident in the 1500 block of Aspin Street. His family lived on the street. After an argument, Davis allegedly gunned down Collier. He died six days later. Police named Davis as the primary suspect, on October 11, 2011.

Davis stayed across the street at the time with his grandmother who did not want to be identified, but told WAVY News, “My grandson is a good young man, and I hope it’s proven that he did not do it. I haven’t heard from him in about four years. I have no idea where he was staying.”

Deputy Marshals and Norfolk Fugitive Detectives learned Davis returned to the Norfolk area this summer. It’s believed he had been hiding out with family outside Virginia since the shooting.

According to Norfolk Police, investigators went through Davis’ family tree, believing he was staying with a relative in Hampton Roads. On the morning of October 12, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force confirmed Davis was staying with family in the 600 block of Warwick Avenue in Norfolk. At 10:30 a.m., Davis was taken into custody without incident.

It’s unsure whether the family member Davis was staying with will be charged

“Persistence pays off,” said Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal John Bolen in a news release. “Four years and one day after his arrest warrants were issued a homicide suspect is finally off the streets due to the commitment of our fugitive task force.”

10 On Your Side reached out to the person who lives in the apartment where Davis was staying, but have not heard back from the person.

WAVY News  also asked Davis for an interview, but he declined any comment, and he remains in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

Davis is back in court Dec. 7.

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